“Revisiting Mercury conjunct Uranus in the ninth house”


I have decided to revisit Mercury conjunct Uranus to continue the train of thought since Mercury is the ruler of the chart and I feel it is an important aspect and that the knowledge of Sabian symbols will give a deeper more spiritual meaning to it all.  The Sabian Symbols were given birth in San Diego, California, in 1925 by Marc Edmund Jones, a noted American astrologer and the gifted clairvoyant Elsie Wheeler.  He was interested to find a set of word images to go with every degree of the zodiac and decided on Elsie Wheeler an extraordinary clairvoyant confined to a wheelchair for most of her life, as his partner in this enterprise, as she had a remarkable ability to “see” messages, images and symbols.  She used this talent to help her clients, but was rather weary of the standard questions she received, such as “when will I be rich?” and “when will I meet the love of my life?”  She was eager to take part as she believed that this was an opportunity to really contribute something to astrology.

In this particular case the conjunction happen in the ninth house with the fourth (Mercury) and fifth (Uranus) degrees in Gemini.  The definitions of the two degrees have been taken from “The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Marc Edmond Jones 1969.

Gemini 4  Holly and mistletoe  This is a symbol of the maximum possible encouragement of human personality on the inner or subjective side, or of life’s continual stimulus to every resource of imagination and spiritual appreciation.  Here is a universal richness of experience through which man may substantiate the dignity of his order and learn to share the magic of his own self-renewal on every occasion.  He responds quickly and enthusiastically to the frequent and cyclic manifestation of life’s eternal overtones.  The keyword is RITUALIZATION.  When positive, the degree is a gift for fellow participation in every rewarding expression of individuality on all levels of human relationship. And when negative, there is complete obsession with superficialities.

Gemini 5  A radical magazine  this is a symbol of the necessary element of change in human affairs, and of the extent to which the remote or the nonpossessed and entirely potential will have its full and functioning part in any immediate reality with which an individual may be seeking to come to terms.  Here is the power of man to give high exaltation and dramatic force to whatever succeeds in stirring him deeply within himself.  Emphasized in principal and important part is the supremacy of inner over outer compulsions.  The keyword is TANGENCY.  When positive, the degree is personality in its highly effective capacity for putting its stamp on everything it touches, and when negative, a perverse determination to quarrel with everybody. 

The following is a simple traditional meaning of the aspect, but more can be found through the internet or books.  Mercury conjunct Uranus delivers a lightning-quick mind, mental genius and originality. The person is self-willed, dramatic, colorful, creative, inventive, articulate, individualistic, progressive, independent and stubborn. Quick perception and often will gain insight through intuitive flashes. Will be interested in astrology, science, human behavior, psychology, philosophy, religion, spiritual ideas and electronics, but will need a good education for a good foundation for success.  One is able to tune into the Universal Mind and obtain guidance from it.  Won’t accept ideas simply because of tradition and is able to find new solutions to old problems.

The meanings of the numbers are as follows:  The number four signifies practicality, foundation, consistency, trustworthiness, loyalty, methodical, and dependability.  The number five indicates excitement, adventure, change, travel, freedom, and movement.

Now one just blends all the information into one cohesive interpretation.  First thing that comes to mind is the images of holly and mistletoe which brings tradition and light that breaks through the darkness of winter with hope for a better future and the reawaking of spring.  The image of the magazine is to think out of the ordinary and to expand the view of our horizon.  My delineation to this aspect in the ninth is the following:  The person through his intuitive abilities has developed a pragmatic system of philosophy and religion and a way of life that is spontaneous, colorful, dependable, exciting, and hopeful.  He brings the world to his friends, and his friends to the world.  He influences them as they have an effect on him, but never in the ordinary.



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